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DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Dawson Creek RCMP’s latest report to council indicated that calls for sexual assault increased by 275 per cent compared to last year.
The reported time frame reported to council on April 24th covers January through March 2023.
According to the report, there were four calls for service related to sexual assault and sexual interference from January to March 2022. This year there were 15 calls.
The detachment’s report to council in March addressed that sexual assault calls were on the rise. According to the report, there were nine calls in January and February 2023.
The Dawson Creek RCMP say they have not identified any reason for the increase.
The new report shows that the Dawson Creek RCMP received a total of 1,876 calls for service. Similar to the last report, this report indicates that calls for service are down compared to the same time period in 2022.
The report in April also included an update from the Peace Region Crime Reduction Unit (PRCRU), which stated another “prolific property offender” had been identified and apprehended in Dawson Creek.
According to the PRCRU, the offender was also on conditions in Alberta and had allegedly committed criminal offences in Prince George as well.
The full report to council can be read below:
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